My goal here was not to close, or move on to any advanced stages. I'm trying to take this one step at a time by approaching as many people as I can and having interested conversations that don't focus on me that sharpen my wit.
Oh, by the way, I have such severe Approach Anxiety that I nearly puked after this exchange.
Here is an exchange I had with a nice little blonde at my university.
I began by casually walking up to the girl and opening with this on the spot.
Me: "Wow, those are some fantastic boots! So much classier than those furry ugg feet that I constantly see around campus."
Her: "Yeah, they are great aren't they? I have a pair of UGGs that I'm trying to get rid of, would you like them?
Me: "You know what, I would take you up on that offer, but they really freak me out."
Her: "Why do they freak you out?"
Me: "Because every time I see somebody wearing them I get scared thinking that the person is stepping on a puppy or some other helpless animal."
Her (Laughing): That is hilarious. I'll have to remember that one.
Me: "When you do remember it just remember that I'm letting you take credit for it, but I have to get out of here. It was a pleasure metting you, enjoy the rest of your day."